Authentic stock photography and footage with no filler

Stocksy United is an art-forward, royalty-free stock photo + video agency that makes discovering unique, beautifully authentic imagery effortless. Founded as a cooperative, everything we do is a bold celebration of art.


High Quality Collection

Because every artist, photo, and video at Stocksy is hand selected, our entire collection is both inspiring and relevant. High curation standards paired with a collection of exclusive assets means you don't have to search through endless pages to find the perfect photo or video.

Cooperative Value

We are an artist-owned cooperative which means we ensure that our empowered shareholder artists receive fair pay — 50%-75% of all licenses go directly into contributors’ pockets. The sense of community and ownership felt by our members drives a greater level of passion into their work, resulting in inspired imagery of the highest quality.


Stock with Benefits

FREE COMP ACCESS + CREATIVE RESEARCH

We offer free high-resolution comp image and video access to all corporate clients because we believe you should rock your client presentations — watermark free.

Our Creative Research team's deep understanding of our collection means we can create custom galleries to assist you in surfacing the assets you need for your campaigns and projects.

PERSONALIZED BILLING

Billing should be convenient and flexible, which is why we offer a variety of easy, customizable payment options: Monthly Plans, Positive Balance Accounts, Major Credit Cards, PayPal, Net-30 Credit Accounts, and Purchase Orders are all supported.

Meet the Team

The incredible team members at Stocksy United work together tirelessly to create the best possible experience for clients and artists alike. We are a passionate group, comprised of industry leaders in curation, design, business, customer service, and IT, who love our community—and what we do.

HQ

Contact Us

Phone

+1 (800) 997-1287

Direct

+1 (646) 863-4443


Address

#320 - 560 Johnson Street
Victoria BC, Canada
V8W 3C6

Karim Perales

Karim Perales

Senior Artist Relations Specialist

Karim (KK) is a London based photographer, he joined Stocksy as a founding photographer in 2013, and joined the editing team in 2014. Karim has worked in stock photography for many years, and has previously taught Media studies and Music Technology at CTK London, before deciding to work in the photography industry full time. His interests are shooting analogue photography, polaroids, playing music and motorbikes.

Natalia Titova

Natalia Titova

A/P & Payroll Specialist

Natalia likes working with numbers - numbers have strong logic. She graduated from the University of National Economy in Russia and upgraded her professional skills at BCIT. She’s always admired photography and people’s ability to capture simple moments of life and turn them into art - magic.

Outside of Stocksy, Natalia enjoys reading books (suspense), or hiking with her adorable black and white poodle. She also enjoys fishing and swimming.

Ivar Teunissen

Ivar Teunissen

Community Manager

After working in the stock photography industry for 10 years, Ivar was growing more and more frustrated as the industry started shifting away from fair treatment for photographers towards higher return on investments. Stocksy’s ideals and vision connect well with Ivar’s own, making it a perfect fit for him to take on the role as Community Manager. Thanks to his diverse backgrounds in commercial photography, design and programming, as well as him traveling and teaching on five continents, Ivar feels naturally comfortable being in a position that involves contact with a diverse range of people.

Alyssa Hansen

Alyssa Hansen

Product Marketing Specialist

Alyssa is the guru between the Cre-mark and Content Team; as the Product Marketing Specialist, she helps bridge the gap between product and marketing initiatives.

When not at her desk, her competitive side can be found playing sports, plotting out her next trek/camping adventure, daydreaming of a global escapade, or creating an endless list of crafting projects she’ll never complete.

She’s been to New York. New York

Amanda Lawrence

Amanda Lawrence

Senior Client Services Representative

Originally from Victoria Amanda has always had itchy feet and spent some years living in Japan and more recently England. Now back in Vic with over 10 years of management and Client Relations experiencing she is putting down roots at Stocksy as one of the Client Relations masters.

When not at work she is avidly searching for vinyl and mid century modern treasures, baking treats, cuddling her pups or more recently dabbling in terrariums.

Margaret Vincent

Margaret Vincent

VP Content

Margaret arrived at Stocksy following a winding career path with over 10 years of experience in customer service and retail sales. Following law school at the University of Michigan, she practiced in legal fields grounded in the protection of individuals, including high-conflict custody and consumer protection litigation. Margaret was first accepted as a photographer at Stocksy, but quickly fell in love with the co-op and joined Stocksy’s staff as a legal advisor in 2014 before transitioning to full-time counsel in 2015. Margaret strives to protect artists and their work while balancing the needs of Stocksy’s clients. She specializes in licensing, cooperative governance, and translating legal documents so they can be understood by non-lawyers. She is based in Chicago, licensed to practice in Illinois and Michigan, and sits on the DMLA Legal Committee.

Julia Forsman

Julia Forsman

Artist Relations Associate

Julia is a UK photographer who has been obsessing about photography since her early teens. She’s witnessed many life-changing moments while hiding behind a camera, which makes her very happy. She is the youngest of 11 and mother to 4 and loves silence - whenever she can get it. Julia became a Stocksy contributor during the decade she lived in Istanbul, and is delighted to have joined the Artist Relations team.

Keith Gallant

Keith Gallant

Finance Operations Lead

In all the years of touring as a drummer, Keith has managed to avoid bizarre gardening accidents and spontaneous human combustion to make his return to the world of finance. With a great deal of experience in business banking as well as client and sales management, Keith has developed an understanding of the big picture in regard to finance. When not shaking down people for lunch money he spends his time touring, mixing bands, and hanging with his wonderful wife and kids. And yes he can count past four.

Sean Clarke

Sean Clarke

Senior DevOps

Sean was truly born at the age of 11 when he purchased his first computer, a speedy 8088 with a turbo button. He is a graduate of the BCIT Avionics program, with a sprinkle of Telecom on top.

His current focuses are DevOps and Systems Administration of the Stocksy Platform. When not at Stocksy HQ, he can be found on his BMX, road, or dirt bike. Sean is also fueled by wave action, the sound of surf, and controlled turbulence. Born and raised in Vancouver, his heart and soul will never leave Vancouver Island.

Danielle Smeltzer

Danielle Smeltzer

VP Operations

If she’s not working, chances are Danielle is in the ocean, on the ocean or next to it. Much to her partner’s embarrassment, she has an unreasonable affection for super bad action movies (especially if Vin Diesel or The Rock are involved) and is a strong believer there can never be enough TFTF sequels.

Favourite hobbies include collecting ramekins (you can never have too many tiny bowls), going to sketchy bars and breweries, making blanket nests for her pup, and slaying salmon while swearing like a sailor.

Jordan Clarke

Jordan Clarke

User Experience Director

Jordan joined Stocksy in March 2016 after a decade of varied experience in publishing, print, branding, web, and product design. After a year and a half in the Creative department, he pivoted into the world of User Experience, combining his love for design and aesthetics with a growing appreciation for data and analytics.

Outside of the office, Jordan can usually be found on the basketball court, in the gym, or lost in the woods of Vancouver Island.

Andrew Bishop

Andrew Bishop

Software Developer

Andrew studied Information and Computer Systems at Camosun College, where he focused on web technologies. His previous career experience in journalism, publishing and the trades informs his approach to problem solving. When he’s not hacking on side projects, you’ll find him playing music or exploring foreign countries with his wife Leah.

Mike Cook

Mike Cook

CEO

Michael brings his years in the stock industry at iStockphoto and Getty Images, flavoured with start-up operational experience in another market, to Stocksy. His focus is on working with the incredible team at Stocksy to deliver kick-ass products and service while living up to the principles and values that are the DNA of the company - communication up and down, transparency in action, responsibility for results, and dedication to the process.

Kyle Thorpe

Kyle Thorpe

Software Developer

Kyle joined Stocksy at the beginning of 2020 after graduating from UVic’s Computer Science program. When he isn’t writing code, he enjoys cycling, hiking, surfing, and rock climbing.

He was born and raised in Victoria, and believes that it’s the greatest city in the world, or at least top 100.

James Teague

James Teague

VP Technology

James began working at Stocksy in 2015. Born in England and completing his Computer Science degree at Staffordshire University, he now lives on Vancouver Island with his wife Susan.

Marko Milovanovic

Marko Milovanovic

Artist Relations Associate

Marko graduated from the Cinematography Department at the Faculty of Drama Arts in Belgrade, Serbia. Since then, he has been working as a cinematographer/colorist on various projects like films, tv series, commercials, and documentaries.

After being a Stocksy contributor since 2013, he joined the Stocksy team to help with video stuff as Artist Relations Associate. Marko is always looking forward to going to the mountains, trying not to shoot on the phone and loving film.

Isaac Justesen

Isaac Justesen

Marketing Operations Manager

Isaac is a full-time coffee drinker who sometimes does marketing. As the Marketing Operations Manager, he focuses on bringing order to the chaos that is marketing and sales — or in business-speak, he creates processes that help the team operate efficiently and scale with quality and consistency. In between cups of coffee, you can usually find Isaac browsing tech blogs, kicking a soccer ball, or playing video games.

Riley

Riley

Client Relations Dog

Riley watches over the Client Relations team, protecting it from unwanted invaders and mailmen.

Britny McGinnis

Britny McGinnis

Accounts Receivable Specialist

Britny has a passion for using numbers to solve problems. After a brief stint in the Not-For-Profit space, she decided she wanted to use her finance skills on a cooperative business model.

When not doing number stuff, she’s usually dancing in the stage-light or in the moonlight, wandering on the beaches with her dog, or some other stereotypically west coast creative pursuit.

Xena

Xena

Technology Dog

A new addition to Stocksy, Xena hangs out with the Technology team, and chews through her work with reckless abandon.

Jade Lacosse

Jade Lacosse

Senior Developer

Having spent over half his life building fat LAMP stacks, Jade is a digital native. When he isn’t hacking away at a UNIX terminal, he can often be found blasting tunes on his rickety bicycle, paddling his canoe, or begrudgingly helping friends move with his old Toyota Hilux.

Daniel Ross

Daniel Ross

Senior Developer / Co-Founder

Daniel Ross is a veteran software developer with extensive experience in web development, design and digital photography. Prior to Stocksy United, Daniel provided his technical know-how and business acumen as lead developer for iStock and director of Getty Images’ LIFE.com joint venture with Time Inc.

Outside of his technical pursuits, Dan enjoys cycling, playing trombone, taekwondo, dungeon mastering and having fun with his family.

Ian Culbertson

Ian Culbertson

People Ops Manager

Ian joined Stocksy after a decade in the nonprofit sector where he learned that he liked people, processes, and pie charts. Outside of the office you may find Ian trying to turn rooms into jungles, finding new instruments to toil over, or hanging out with friends in imaginary dungeons. These hobbies tend to distract him from his perpetually itchy feet that have led him delightfully astray on many memorable Earth-wanderings.

No matter how hectic or challenging life can get, he is a firm believer that it’s all part of the adventure.

Nicklaus Walter

Nicklaus Walter

Senior Client Relations Representative

Nick has been obsessed with photography since he was 16 years old. At the time, his main interest was capturing photos of his friends skateboarding in his hometown of Edmonton, Alberta. What started as a fun pastime eventually led him to move to Vancouver, BC and complete the Digital Photography program at the Vancouver Institute of Media Arts in 2008.

Soon after, Nick began contributing to a couple of stock photography agencies, but was always left with the sense that the companies he shot for weren’t very interested in the wellbeing of their photographers, nor did they compensate them fairly. When Stocksy first launched in early 2013, Nick saw the press release and instantly knew that working with Stocksy would be a dream job.

In February 2014, Nick was thrilled to join Stocksy as both the Client Services Representative and as a contributing photographer. To this day, he’s still just as excited that he gets to be involved with an organization that puts photographers first.

Pavel Gramatikov

Pavel Gramatikov

Artist Relations Associate

Pavel is a Bulgaria native and has enjoyed photography since a young age. An avid Tolkien and Pratchett fan, he has a Steam account full of games and is a chronic binge-watcher of TV shows. Pavel loves Italy and would love to do a country-wide vacation some day.

Kynan (Ky) Tait

Kynan (Ky) Tait

Special Projects Director

Kynan is quiet, but don’t let that deter you from finding out that in his head is a constant stream of moving and still imagery. In a time where everyone can make and consume pictures at a rate never seen before, style still reigns king, and when you pair that with an eye for good subject matter you get gold. This is what sets Kynan apart. He has his feet firmly planted in the current of photography, but he knows that these two elements are what comes first. They always have and they always will.

Tara Campbell

Tara Campbell

Creative Marketing Lead

Tara believes that most of life’s challenges can be overcome with the aid of honest communication and creative problem solving. Coming from a background in performing arts and philosophy, she is an obsessive knowledge seeker and fact collector, dispersing whatever tidbits she can through writing, visual media, and impromptu interpretive dance. She likes people, animals, and plants. A lot.

Finn

Finn

Operations Dog

Finn brings a sense of chill to the Operations area. If he gets really excited, he’ll even wag his tail!

Genevieve Allison

Genevieve Allison

Content Manager

After years of trying to make sense of her MFA, art book publishing background with the Museum of Modern Art, and freelance career in writing, photography production, and publication research, Genevieve finally found Stocksy. She joined the Creative Research team in March 2018 as Senior Creative Researcher and has been creative researching ever since.

She also writes art criticism and exhibition reviews for publications such as Artforum and Aperture, is an awardee of the Society for Scholarly Publishing, and is a presenting member of the Society of Photographic Education. She still paints, sometimes.

Michelle Sadler

Michelle Sadler

Co-op Operations Manager

The gatekeeper of Stocksy HQ, Michelle knows all the intricate peculiarities of our downtown office and our team of relentless creatives. Armed with an arsenal of post-its and multi-colored markers, she’s the keeper of the calendar and the patron of office snacks. Michelle brings over a decade of organizational and project management experience to Stocksy and gets an unusual amount of joy out of building schedules and crossing things off her to-do list.

When not in the office, you’ll likely find her roaming the aisles of her local grocery store or baking delicious goodies for the Stocksy crew in her brand new kitchen.

Cara Dolan

Cara Dolan

Creative Research Lead

Cara is a commercial and editorial photographer who joined Stocksy first as a contributing artist prior to site launch in 2013, and then joining the team in a client-facing curation role a year later. Her perfect day includes poutine, sea glass, dog walks and beach hair. Cara lives on the coast of Maine with her husband and two kids - one teen, one toddler.

Gabriel (Gabi) Bucataru

Gabriel (Gabi) Bucataru

Colorist

Romanian native, Chicago inhabitant, Stocksy flag bearer, family man, getting excited at the slightest whiff of film smell, shooting everything in sight and lately, your humble video colour grader. One day when he grows up, Gabs would like to be a photographer. Maybe a movie director.

Leandro Crespi

Leandro Crespi

Senior Artist Relations Specialist

Leandro is a Barcelona based photographer and art director from Buenos Aires, working with images since the early 2000s, lived and worked in influential cities like Sydney and Barcelona. Since 2014 is part of the content editor team in Stocksy United, working closely with some of the most talented artists in the stock industry. He likes 80s movie classics, and dulce de leche.

Alimzhan (Alan) Sabir

Alimzhan (Alan) Sabir

Senior Artist Relations Specialist

Alan is a cinematographer and a coluorist based out of Canada. Always up for anything, Alan stays ready to take on any challenge that comes his way. He believes in hard work, and focuses on what needs to be done regardless of any limitations. He’s living to tell stories through visual expression.

Boris Jovanovic

Boris Jovanovic

Artist Relations Associate

Boris graduated from graphic design and has been creating illustrations and photography ever since - sometimes even snapping a photo just to capture a particular light. He joined Stocksy in 2014 as a contributor and his perspective on stock photography has never been the same. After years of freelancing, Boris now joins Stocksy’s Artist Relations team.

You’ll likely find Boris snowboarding and cycling around Belgrade or on the mountainside around Serbia. He also loves scuba diving and long downhill bike rides.

Jessica Gledhill

Jessica Gledhill

Account Manager

Before Stocksy, Jessica has worn many hats working in industries such as publishing, health, pet, floral, and more. No matter what role she is in, as long as she is spending her time making someone’s life a little bit better, she is happy!

When she’s not working, Jessica is always on the hunt for a new creative outlet. Some of her favorites include digital illustration & animation, needle felting, and embroidery.

Helen Rushbrook

Helen Rushbrook

Counsel

Helen trained and practised for 10 years as a lawyer with a large London-based international firm before taking time out to raise 3 kids, countless guinea pigs and a large garden. Helen has been a contributor at Stocksy since 2014 and joined the legal team in early 2018 - delighted to combine her love of photography with her legal background.

Helen divides her time between homes in Hertfordshire and the Welsh coast, and is rarely happier than when she’s either poking around in rock pools with her kids, or with a glass of champagne in her hand.

Aleya Samji

Aleya Samji

Design Director

Aleya has designed award-winning brand systems and experiences at global ad agencies, teeny-tiny boutique firms with fun, ‘meta’ names and all-by-her-lonesome since forever.

Her formative years in New York stoked a genuine love of film and photography as well as reason to mention living in New York whenever it helps. New York.

Aaron Bergunder

Aaron Bergunder

Intermediate Graphic Designer

Aaron joined Stocksy as a designer in 2020 right in the middle of the pandemic, really capitalizing on the chaos of the moment. Raised beneath the expansive grey blanket skies of the Pacific Northwest, he loves to add color and contrast to the world through his work.

Beyond his concerns with typography and layouts, he often ponders the value of a good chair and which MuchMusic VJ had the greatest impact on Canadian culture. He firmly believes disco is always the right mood.

Matt Addington

Matt Addington

Senior Artist Relations Specialist

Matt is a photographer and videographer based in Lynchburg, Virginia.

Matt Watson

Matt Watson

Senior Developer

Matt Watson is a graduate of UVic’s Software Engineering program, and joined the Stocksy team pre-launch in January of 2013. In his off hours he enjoys politics, hiking, biking, caving and adventuring across Vancouver Island.

Nick Lee

Nick Lee

Software Developer

Nick has always had a passion for art, aesthetics, and creativity, which is why he chose to pursue the noble art of accounting. After graduating nowhere near the top of his class, he soon realized that “being creative” on the job was, in fact, discouraged. He has since made the transition into web development.

In his off time, he enjoys taking pictures, people watching, illustrating portraits, attending gigs and eating copious amounts of pho.

Amy Covington

Amy Covington

Artist Relations Associate

Amy is a California girl who became obsessed with photography in the 1980s. She joined Stocksy as a contributor in 2014 and in 2018 she joined the Artist Relations team. Before deciding to work in the photography industry full time, Amy worked in the fields of education and customer service team management.

Outside of Stocksy, she enjoys creating pottery and camping with her awesome husband and children. And yes, if Amy had a dollar for every time someone told her she looks like Annie Lennox... let’s just say she’d be a very wealthy woman!

Jen Grantham

Jen Grantham

Artist Relations Lead

Jen is a lifestyle photographer with a background in film and TV production. She joined Stocksy as a Co-op member in 2013 and started her role on the Artist Relations team in 2015. She likes video and board games, bad horror movies, and bubble tea. She lives in Toronto with her husband, baby, and crazy wheaten terrier.

Janele Halpenny

Janele Halpenny

Account Manager

Janele worked across the hall from the first Stocksy office and ever since, has been following the company and waiting for the perfect moment to get involved. After working in digital advertising for many years, she was looking for a position where she could feel excited about what she was selling. The stars aligned and she was thrilled to join the team and show the world (well, mostly corporate and enterprise clients) what an amazing collection Stocksy has to offer.

Janele’s favorite way to spend a weekend is cooking up an amazing brunch (homemade hollandaise, always) followed by a long bike ride to check out a local brewery/cidery/winery. She loves her French Bulldog, hates olives, and thinks traveling is the very best.

Andrea Fernandez

Andrea Fernandez

Creative Research Associate

Andrea is an editorial photographer who joined the Creative Research team at Stocksy in 2019. After growing up in Argentina and studying in England, Andrea moved to Vancouver in 2013 to continue exploring the world.

When she’s not diving deep into the Stocksy collection, Andrea can be found plotting how to get her own darkroom in an old farmhouse in the country somewhere. She’s also constantly thrifting with her sidekick dachshund Mylo, as well as creating travel guides for all her dream destinations.

Angela Tam

Angela Tam

Intermediate Creative Research Associate

Graduating from architecture school, Angela discovered her disinterest in buildings but appreciation for design and its ability to create social impact.

When she’s not batting creative research requests out the door and creating inspiring briefs for the community, she’ll be found illustrating forever belated birthday cards, snapping sneaky photos of dogs + other things, precariously chasing sunsets, and generally getting lost on this planet.

Eddie Pearson

Eddie Pearson

Artist Relations Representative

Eddie has been in the arts since he was a child. At the tender age of 11, he saved up enough money from mowing lawns to purchase his own drum set. Years later he moved to NYC continuing his career path as a musician. During this time, he found that the music life wasn’t for him and his then girlfriend (now wife) convinced him to pick up a camera. He’s been shooting non-stop ever since, producing commercial work for clients such as Red Bull, Google, Samsung, GQ and many others. In 2014 Eddie joined Stocksy as a contributor and is now happily a part of the editing team. When he’s not in the queue or on a gig, you can find him at home with his wife and 2 children, or playing League of Legends.